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P4C Unplugged - Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons from Decades of Venture Philanthropy Leadership

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
GH-Ballroom II-IV


Margaret Anderson, Executive Director, FasterCures


Robert Beall, Former President and CEO, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Join FasterCures Executive Director Margaret Anderson as she sits down with Robert J. Beall, former president and CEO of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Over his 35 years at the foundation (with 21 of those years as president and CEO), Beall saw unprecedented progress for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The foundation accelerated the development of several new disease-modifying therapies for individuals with CF and created a robust pipeline of potential new therapies, but success didn't always come easily. In Beall's words, 'Venture philanthropy is not for the faint of heart.' Listen as Beall shares his thoughts on the makings of a successful venture philanthropy and the things he's learned over the course of the long, arduous journeys that these innovative nonprofits face.